Tag: Nature

Surprise Visitors at Coulon Park – Snowbirds!

This week at Coulon Park I found two visitors among the Canada Geese. I believe they’re Snow Geese, perhaps blown off course while heading south for the winter. Or maybe they decided to relocate to Renton where temperatures are (relatively) mild year-round. I’d never… Continue Reading “Surprise Visitors at Coulon Park – Snowbirds!”

Back with the Birds of Oahu

It was just last month that we were in Oahu enjoying the sunshine, beaches, and swaying palm trees…. and yes, the birds! If you follow this blog, you’ll know that I’m an avid birdwatcher and I love birds of all colors, sizes and persuasions.… Continue Reading “Back with the Birds of Oahu”

A Nature Walk at Flaming Geyser

Sorry but you’ll be hard pressed to find a flaming geyser – its methane source petered out years ago, though tossing a match into the well, may get you a reaction (we didn’t have any.) But who cares with so much beauty surrounding you… Continue Reading “A Nature Walk at Flaming Geyser”

Bogged Down in Squares at Shadow Lake Bog

Not too far from our home in Renton is an ancient bog, surrounded by forest, carpeted with moss and decorated with magic mushrooms. The trail and boardwalk through the bog is short but marvelous so I thought it would be perfect for this week’s… Continue Reading “Bogged Down in Squares at Shadow Lake Bog”

On the Street Where I Live

Some days I don’t feel like walking far; I just need some fresh air and beauty. Thankfully, there’s a park at the end of my street full of color. ~ Susanne

Garden Flowers Up Close and Personal with the Bees

As summer wanes the flowers in my garden are looking rather spent. Still, they are full of color and attracting bees. I sat and watched them recently as they diligently worked the remaining blossoms Sharing with Sunday Stills, Macro. ~ Susanne

Out of Covid Jail – Hooray!

I got the new test kits in the mail and tested negative last night and today. So, after 12 days I’m officially out of covid jail. I thought I’d celebrate with these charming sea otters from Morro Bay. (I’ll take any excuse to share… Continue Reading “Out of Covid Jail – Hooray!”

A Covid Tale and a few more Skippers

Okay, I didn’t mention that I’ve had Covid the last 10 days. It came as quite a surprise. I woke up with a sore throat, felt lousy that first night, and the rapid test confirmed it the next day. Felt like a combined flu… Continue Reading “A Covid Tale and a few more Skippers”

Moth or Butterfly?

I wondered as I watched them flit from flower to flower in my herb garden. I’d assumed they were moths, and I was wrong. “Butterfly or moth? There are ways to tell them apart. Butterflies generally have long, smooth antennae that are rounded on the… Continue Reading “Moth or Butterfly?”

Waking up with the Mountain – A Night in Paradise

Location – location – location. Look closely and you’ll see the Paradise Inn where I spent the night earlier this week. Yes, I know. I’ve posted about Mt. Rainier again and again; twice in the last month alone! But this is wildflower season and… Continue Reading “Waking up with the Mountain – A Night in Paradise”

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